Escalation Protocol is great, but they need to find a way to get 9 players together through matchmaking. Right now you have to get three different people searching for each other in an instance and then inviting the other 6. A solo player(myself) will not find EP very fun or easy to get a group to finish. Even if you get 9 people, and finish it, the guns after round 7 are a 5% drop rate. I personally think grinding for weapons is fun and I did a **** ton of it in D1. The difficulty is great as well. The problem is the event does not include an easy way of getting the proper number people.